Tableau T8-R2 Forensic USB Bridge

T8-R2 offers best-in-class performance for secure, hardware-based write blocking of USB mass storage devices. Using the Tableau IMager (TIM), transfer speeds up to 90% of the native USB device rates were measured. No other USB hardware write blocker can match the overall performance of the T8-R2.

The T8-R2 includes several new product enhancements. Switchable power is controlled through a reliable, membrane ON/OFF switch. When switched ON, USB bus power has been increased (up to 1.5 amps) to drive a wider range of USB storage devices.

The T8-R2 works with USB thumb drives, external USB disk drives, more exotic devices like Apple iPod’s ® with USB interfaces, even USB-based cameras with card-reader capability.

T8-R2 supports both USB 2.0 and FireWire400 connections to a host computer, permitting flexible operation with the full range of forensic hosts and existing software tools. Detailed device information such as manufacturer, model, capacity, serial number may be viewed through the built-in LCD user interface.

Product Forensic USB Bridge
Tableau Model T8-R2
Connectors: Host Side
FireWire One 6-pin FireWire400 (1394A)
USB One USB Mini-B (5 pin, USB2.0 high/full/low speed)
DC Input 5-pin mini-DIN for use with Tableau TP2 power supply
Connectors: Device Side
USB One USB A (4 pin, USB 2.0 high/full/low speed)
DIP Switch 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options (DIP Switches can be accessed by removing a knock-out panel on the side of the T8-R2 case)
User Interface
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display
Buttons Three: Menu and Enter buttons for navigation, plus an On/Off button to control the power to the T8-R2.
Other Features
Write-Blocking Write-blocking is permanently enabled in Tableau T8-R2
Status LEDs 6 LEDs: DC IN good, Power ON, Write-block enabled, Activity, USB device detect, Host detect
LCD Contrast Control LCD contrast adjustment via externally-accessible potentiometer.
USB Device USB devices must conform to the USB Mass Storage Class Specification and more particularly must implement the Bulk Only Interface Protocol
Host Interface FireWire400 or USB 2.0
Host O/S Windows XP/2000/newer, Macintosh OS X, most Linux distributions (note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for FireWire/1394 and USB2.0)
Physical / Environmental
Power 5 watts typical operating (not including USB device)
Supply voltage (DC IN) +5V @ 1A (max)
+12V @ 1A (max)
Output voltage (DC OUT) +5VDC @ 1.5A (Max)
Dimensions 5.75 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight 6.4oz (189g)
Operating temperature range 0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage temperature range -40 to 70 degrees C
Relative humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)
Warranty One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase